Charles Klahm

Charles Klahm

Associate Professor


Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Wayne State University

656 Walter Reuther Mall

Room 3253 FAB

Detroit, MI 48202

Curriculum vitae

Charles Klahm


Criminology & Criminal Justice

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Police decision-making

Police use of force

Media and crime

Police hiring and selection processes

Community perceptions of police


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Criminal Justice, June 2009
  • B.S., Northern Kentucky University, Sociology, December 2001

Selected publications

Klahm, Charles, Benjamin Steiner, and Benjamin Meade. (2017). Assessing the Relationship Between Police Use of Force and Inmate Offending (rule violations). Crime & Delinquency, 63(3), 267-295.

Wu, Yuning, Charles Klahm, and Nada Atoui. (in press). Fear of Crime among Arab Americans in a Culture of Fear. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Klahm, Charles and Rob Tillyer. (2015). Rethinking the measurement of officer experience and its role in traffic stop searches. Police Quarterly, 18(4), 343-367.

Donovan, Kathleen and Charles Klahm (2015). The Role of Entertainment Media in Perceptions of Police Use of Force. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42(12), 1261-1281.

Currently teaching

CRJ 3800, Criminological Theories, Fall 2020

CRJ 7860, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2020

Courses taught

CRJ 1010,  Introduction to Criminal Justice, Fall 2019

CRJ 3200, Policing and Society, Winter 2020

CRJ 7230,  Policing and Society, Winter 2020